Friday, July 5

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The Endless Summer Of Bob Uecker

Nine innings with Mr. Baseball.

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Bash Your Neighbor Like It's 1300 A.D.

The author participates in the Society for Creative Anachronism’s “Crown Lyst, the twice-yearly event when knights will battle with ancient weapons and the victor will be named the new king.”

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Where Did the Hockey Millions Go?

How a financial advisor for NHL players may have orchestrated a massive fraud.

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How to Win in Washington

The rise and fall and rise of Hill flack Kurt Bardella, and what it says about D.C. culture.

Thursday, July 4

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Building New York's Subway

“Morning and night the hordes of clerks and stenographers and business men who fill the offices of down-town New York have poured across Newspaper Row and City Hall Park with scarcely a glance at the labor progressing underfoot that is going to bring them so many minutes nearer their work in the morning, and at night so many minutes nearer their play.”

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An Oral History of the March on Washington

A pivotal Civil Rights rally recalled, 50 years later.

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The World Ends With a Handshake: Unraveling the Apocalypse of 'Southland Tales'

A Southland Tales fanboy goes down the rabbit hole with the movie’s director.

Wednesday, July 3

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The Letter

How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.

Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.

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Yrs. Truly, A Lincoln

On the grifter who made a living forging the signatures of American heroes.

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Love and Loss in a Small Texas Town

On the deadly explosion in West, Texas.

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In the Line of Wildfire

Embedded with the “hotshots” trying to battle forest fires.